“She’s my first female best friend’’ - Shaq on Girlfriend Hoopz
Shaq and Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander are in Love and the Boston Globe caught up with the pair to get all the intimate details on their budding love affair as well as the new reality show. Hmmm Shaunie and her Boo featured on Basketball Wives and now Shaq and his Lady Love heading to a TV screen near you. Guess it’s just a coincidence huh?
Anyway, here are a few outtakes:
On how the couple met:
Alexander had met O’Neal a few times, through the Hollywood scene, but hadn’t thought about him much, at least not in a romantic way. It wasn’t until last summer that she was reintroduced to him through a friend. Alexander was visiting her photographer pal, Christopher “Yella’’ Hawkins, in St. Louis, and saw an autographed picture of Shaq on his wall. She told Yella that she had met Shaq and thought he was cool. Yella texted O’Neal that Alexander had said hello. Almost immediately, O’Neal texted Yella back, asking if Hoopz had a boyfriend.
Shaq was divorced at that point and was ready for a new relationship. Within a month, Alexander and O’Neal had lined up a dinner date in Las Vegas.
The details on the new reality show:
The reality show will have cameras following Hoopz life in the suburbs and her foray into the athletic-training business. She wants to become a guru for women’s health and self-defense. She’s already meeting with her production team and concocting episodes. She’ll be able to offer plenty of good reality, between the glittery events she and Shaq attend, their suburban life in Sudbury, their penchant for playing games and just goofing around.
Are they getting married:
Hoopz is coy about it. “We have plans on . . . someday,’’ she said, smiling.
Shaq offered this: “She’s not going anywhere, and I’m not going anywhere.’’
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